Josh Shaffer

Josh Shaffer

Fabulous Knobs to reunite after 27 years

The Fabulous Knobs will reunite at Raleigh Little Theater in August for the first time in 27 years. A wildly popular band in the Triangle in the early 1980s, they dissolved without breaking it big. Still, the region cherishes their beer-soaked memory. In this video, they rehearse "Love You No More" at the Pour House downtown.

Josh Shaffer

Gritty books on gritty subjects from Murfreesboro writer

Frank Stephenson Jr. has written more than 20 books about his native Murfreesboro and its surroundings, most of them chronicling the county culture of moonshine, herring fishing and chitlin' preparation. He keeps his work in a cabinet at Walter's Grill on Main Street because the town has never had a book store. That will change in August.​

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Diver remembers competing in 1936 Olympic Games

Thelma Boughner Jarvis, who was a diver on the 1936 Canadian Olympic Team, remembers being greeted by Adolph Hitler and diving poorly after a German dentist put arsenic on her gums. Jarvis now lives in Raleigh.
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Diver remembers competing in 1936 Olympic Games 2:10

Diver remembers competing in 1936 Olympic Games

Fabulous Knobs to reunite after 27 years 3:40

Fabulous Knobs to reunite after 27 years

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Lightning Safety Tips with LeeAnn Allegretto

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Gritty books on gritty subjects from Murfreesboro writer